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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

English Muffins ~ the grace of friends

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i'll be honest with you, in fact, i've probably alluded to it, but it's been a rather trying season for me. seasonal depression is no joke and combine that with dealing with Real Life, it can sap one of any kind of energy, leaving in its wake restlessness and a serious case of please get the eff out of my face.

as a person who has always had rather lukewarm feelings about thanksgiving, xmas and new years anyway, these last few months have been especially difficult. my emotions are all over the place, i am sullen and god bless anyone who asks me.one.more.time.what.i.am.currently.baking. so it's always a nice breath of fresh of air when i can be surrounded by people who make me remember the act of decency, shared laughter and the simple grace of breaking bread together.

i attended another Inspired Supper hosted by wendi of Bon Appetit Hon before the holiday hoopla. unfortunately due to the crazy accummulation falling from the sky, only myself and Father Leo attended, but it was a good time had by all. he blogged about it here. wendi, our hostest with the mostest, sent us home with a jar of her homemade apple cranberry rhubarb jam. don't be jealous.

i made english muffins to go with the jam. nothing is better than a sunday morn, with my cup of joe, foodtv on in the background with my toasted piece of bread slathered up with homemade jam, pieces of apple sneaking in, and the essence of cinnamon & spice in every bite. well, except for the grace of friends.

9 comments:

  1. SAD is no joke--my whole family suffers from it, and we are not a civil bunch during the colder months. Oh no.

    English muffins and lovely jams, however, make the world go round. I'm glad you still get to see the happy sides of life.

    Here's sending you godspeed til April.

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  2. Lan, thank you for the kind words. The power of food, and sharing it with others, is some pretty powerful stuff. I'm thankful that our Inspired Suppers have given us all the opportunity to share the grace and power of food and friends.

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  3. Love the set up of these photos. What a lovely way to spend a morning.

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  4. Yeah, I'm pretty lukewarm about the holidays, too, so this time of year is always kind of tough. All we can do is move forward one day at a time and not get bogged down in too many details. Gorgeous setup with the muffins. Inspired Suppers sound like fun... maybe I can get something going like that here in San Diego.

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  5. @amy, yes! someone else who understands. thank you, same to you and yours.

    @wendi, you deserve them all and more. thanks so much for being a great hostess & friend.

    @chi wc, thanks. sunday is my fave day of the week!

    @moowiesqrd, you should, it's so much fun to share in the craziness (but also awesomeoness) of food blogging with locals. the support system is priceless.

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  6. @amy, yes! someone else who understands. thank you, same to you and yours.

    @wendi, you deserve them all and more. thanks so much for being a great hostess & friend.

    @chi wc, thanks. sunday is my fave day of the week!

    @moowiesqrd, you should, it's so much fun to share in the craziness (but also awesomeoness) of food blogging with locals. the support system is priceless.

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  7. Love the set up of these photos. What a lovely way to spend a morning.

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